Lately, Pics Don't Do Nails Justice...6:46 PM
Hello all! I wanted to do another nail update since it feels like I haven't done one in a while. For some reason, it seems that my nail choices have already been very much suited for Fall. Being in the "real world" (aka, anytime post college graduation) makes it seem like there is no back-to-school season anymore but maybe subconsciously I still want the feeling of it back. Frankly, Summer left far too quickly in my conscious opinion!
Anyway, here are my lying nails. They say, "Come ye turtlenecks! Come ye dark and complex colors!" And I simply comply.
I do want to mention that all of these colors, EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THESE, are not done any justice by my photography. There is just no possible way to capture the depth these polishes have in real life. I swear I tried though!
Starting off, one of my omg-gorgeous lemming polishes, OPI DS Extravagance. I won't even lie. It makes me actually sad how much this picture doesn't do it justice. I might have to wear it again just to take a sunlight photo of it cause it is so beautiful in real life.
Next is a little konadicure I did featuring the awesome m57 plate with a fishnet pattern. I was channeling a little rockstar that day and what better than hot pink fishnet and black tips? The pink polish had gold shimmer that doesn't show at in the pics but it was very cute in person.
I wanted to also try out another magnetic polish and I guess the edgy nail feeling hadn't left so I went with the gorgeous Silver L'Oreal Star Magnet polish, which has this amazing navy shimmer that appears in the magnetized starburst. Totally cool. I always get tons of compliments when I wear these.
Super close up to show the shimmer
Now, here is my husband's favorite Zoya that I own, Posh. It's one of the trendy matte polishes that have been so popular this season and I think Zoya does it better than anyone. I was even happier with this in person since it is so CLASSY. I stared at my nails a lot with this on. (cue artistic photo since I happened to be wearing a red dress that day)
And finally, my hands-down favorite Zoya and the same polish that I have been wearing for a record 13 days, Roxy. Seriously, this must have been some kind of fluke. 1 coat of seche clear, 3 of Roxy, 2 of seche vite to smooth out the glitters. Half a month of wear? I am having to change my polish now due to nail growth, not chipping! Normally I would've gotten bored with a single color before this too, but Roxy is just too amazing and again, these photos do it absolutely no justice. None of these show the hot pink glittery, flashy goodness that is Roxy.
Almost, but nooop, still too dark and it doesn't quite show the jelly quality.
This shows the color best, but doesn't show the glitter. :(
This shows the density and depth of the glitter.
And here are my nails yesterday, day 12. The proof is in the pudding. Crazy nail growth, a bit of tip wear, but no chips. CRAZY.
Oh, and having taken Roxy off, I will say it was unpleasant to remove, even with using felt. Dang glitters.
Now I just applied Zara, with the left hand using Seche Clear base coat and Seche Vite top coat and the right hand using my new Zoya Color-lock system that I won from Zoya's Twitter contest. We'll see how they compare, but I can already tell that Seche has tinted the color of the polish lighter a shade. HMMMMM....
Anyway, the real review + pics of that will be coming soon. Now I need to go finish my packing for a weekend road trip to South Dakota for the Lifelight Festival/Concert. Anyone gonna be there? If you see me, say hi! I'll be the one stalking Family Force 5. :D
PS- One more reminder, don't forget to enter the Mineral Magic Cosmetics Giveaway!